HC Deb 23 July 1986 vol 102 cc259-60W
22. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the rate of sale of non-sheltered council dwellings for the elderly under the right-to-buy provision.

Sir George Young

Non-sheltered housing for the elderly is included in the right to buy unless landlords apply to the Secretary of State for exemption. Where such an application is made, my right hon. Friend must consider it against the criteria laid down in the Act. Considerations relating to the overall rate of sales do not enter into his decisions on individual cases.

31. Mr. Watts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from local authority tenants seeking guidance as to the exercise of their right to buy.

Mr. John Patten

Representations are received from tenants whose purchase is delayed or who disagree with their landlord over the terms of sale. The Department offers advice and may take cases up with the authority concerned. There have also been many inquiries about the provisions of the Housing and Planning Bill.